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Review, Analysis and Recordings Containing
La Sirena
La Sirena Monophonic
The Siren from 1943 Argentina Session.  (trad. arr. Moisés Vivanco - 2:59)
Recorded in 1943

Review and Analysis of La Sirena by Nicholas E. Limansky
From Yma Sumac - The Art Behind the Legend
used with permission - all rights reserved, © Nicholas E. Limansky
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La Sirena (The Siren) bears a strong resemblance to Un Amor and is another example of simple, straightforward singing by Yma without resorting to any florid devices.  The tessitura remains in the upper middle register and is sung with verve and appeal.
La Sirena  is included on the following releases
catalog no: ASIN: B002B2LZWC
Another collection of download only tracks that includes several of Yma Sumac's early South American recordings along with her later cuts from Capitol Records. Interestingly, the makers of this release chose to use English translations for some of the songs but the track listing shown here has been . . . 2008 United Kingdom
catalog no: B 71186
Due to the spelling of Yma Sumac's name, this pressing was likely made circa 1950. Before that, it was spelled "Imma Sumack." This Italian pressing on the Parlophon was made in the '50s and has pink with yellow labels while other nearly identical pressings from Italy had purple labels. 1950 Italy
catalog no: B 71186
78 rpm single from Yma Sumac's earliest recordings from 1943. This Italian pressing on the Parlophon was made in the '50s and has purple labels while other nearly identical pressings from Italy had pink labels.. 1950 Italy
catalog no: 328
78 single from earliest recording session, Mashiringa has vocals by Rosita Vivanco. Our archive copy was donated by Patrick Henry. 1943 Perú
catalog no: M 128
Compilation of earliest recordings from 1943. 1952 México
catalog no: DMO-55458
Only 12" LP compilation known to contain tracks from the early 1943 recording session. Shares a similar cover art and has the same tracks as a Peruvian cassette release of the same name which uses the photo from the 1959 Capitol Records LP, Fuego del Ande. Due to the spelling of her name on the . . . 1962 Argentina
catalog no: BYD77004
27 track compilation featuring pre-1955 material along with several 1943 Argentina Session tracks. Good selection of material but the booklet contains many inaccuracies over the usual. For example, her name was spelled as Ymma throughout when that spelling was used only on one obscure release from t . . . 2008 United Kingdom
catalog no: JOM-1027-3
All eighteen tracks from Yma Sumac's first recording sessions in 1943, along with five others by El Conjunto Folklorico Peruano de Moisés Vivanco and soloists that were part of the same sessions. This earliest material was recorded in Argentina under the name Imma Sumack, which was her or . . . 2011 United States
catalog no: BLUE103CD
Fully remastered, all eighteen tracks from Yma Sumac's first recording sessions in 1943, along with five others by El Conjunto Folklorico Peruano de Moisés Vivanco and soloists that were part of the same sessions. This earliest material was recorded in Argentina under the name Imma Sumack, wh . . . 2012 United Kingdom
catalog no: 7-2438-21 100-2-6
Compilation featuring tracks from early 1943 Argentina Session along with tracks by Inti-Sumaj 1997 Columbia
catalog no: EMI-RE-020 428
Contains early 1943 Argentina Session material, along with later Capitol Records tracks 1996 Perú
catalog no: FT-03-0020
Cassette compilation with tracks from early 1943 Argentina Session. The cassette uses Dolby noise reduction and is marked as being stereo though the recordings are in monophonic 1988 Perú
Cassette features tracks from the Extremes of Yma Sumac's career with material from the early 1943 Argentina sessions and the 1991 German Mambo Confusion material. It was never sold and was made for archival purposes only. Only a few copies exist. 1998 United States
catalog no: FE 020537
Contains early 1943 Argentina Session material, along with later Capitol Records tracks 1996 Perú
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